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Possible half dead red bud tree. To prune or not to prune?

Posted by antoinetterh Texas (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 15, 11 at 13:12


Im not sure if you can tell, but from this tree is 1 long limb that is growing great, but the rest of the tree has just been kind of stuck. No growth or anything. Leaves are still a little green, so its not completely dead, but i can tell a difference from the long limb vs. the rest of the tree. Should i attempt to do any pruining? If so, your best advice?

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RE: Possible half dead red bud tree. To prune or not to prune?

i need a better pic ... i could not zoom by clicking on it ...

when was it planted...

if this year.. i would wait until next year .. to find out what is viable ...


RE: Possible half dead red bud tree. To prune or not to prune?

  • Posted by hortster 6A southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 15, 11 at 14:23

Agree with ken - wait until spring. You can check viability before it leafs out by scratching the bark with a thumbnail and if it is green under the bark, it should grow. If not, deadwood.

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